04.18.2011 Birdhouse Bees Cutout
After a wonderful Backwards Beekeeping meeting, Kirk Anderson, Summer Spanton and I when to cut out the Birdhouse Bees. We gathered all of our gear and climbed up a steep hill. We suited up and got out our hive tools.
Kirk noticed a lot of ants were going into the birdhouse. He carefully removed the roof of the birdhouse with a hive tool. The bottom of the box was littered with dead bees possibly due to being intentionally poisoned.
The honeycomb was all knocked down and was melted to the bottom of the birdhouse (someone possibly intentionally knocked the comb down).
Everyone was disappointed, so we closed everything up and packed everything away. I hope Summer gets some bees.
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